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“Good location, beautiful scenery”
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The Dukes Retreat
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Khandala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 June 2009

I stayed at their Lonavala resort over a weekend gateaway. The location is awesome and the view from their restaurant is irrestible.

We had problems with the food poisoning while we stayed there. The management was reluctant to accept the cause was the resort food - but while we were there for 3 days, all we ate was their restaurant food. The plates were sometimes unclean and oily and I guess this was one of the probable reasons for the food poisoning. I guess during the weekend rush times, they tend to become more relaxed with the quality of service as they cannot cope up with the rush.

They did call a doctor but he was very expensive - Rs.500 for an injection!

Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2009

As you move away the curtains of your room, a side of a hill covered in fog with patches of waterfalls welcomes you to this great sight ... such a scenic beauty is as relaxing as it can get ...

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 June 2009

Loved the mountains and the fogs and the rains, awesome experience, though not very satisfied with the room quality

  • Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed 9 July 2008

The hotel is definately overpriced for the services and facilities it offers.The rooms are very average with paint peeling off the walls.
At INR 10500+taxes ($250) a night it sure is not acceptable.They charged us Rs 50($1) per head to use the makeshift so called jacuzzi near the pool.
The buffet at the restaurant was the only saving grace to our holiday.The spread was nice as well as the chefs behind the live counters.
The entire hotel by itself is unkept and not maintained properly.There is hardly any recreation facilities in the hotel nor anywhere nearby.
Will definately not recommend this place if you dont want to spoil your holiday.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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RahulKanungo, General Manager at The Dukes Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2010

Dear

Greetings from Dukes Retreat A Keys Resort . It is really nice to know that you visited Dukes at certain point of time and not very nice to know that your stay was not that great .
I am trying to connect to you to inform that Dukes is a different Resort alltogather . The rooms and the other areas like the Restaurant ( Duchess ) are renovated and i am glad to inform that the rooms are the best in the entire area. I am sure you will also enjoy the enhanced Food and Beverage experiences offered by the team. The entire hotel is wi fi enabled and you can stay in touch with your loved ones from any corner of the Resort whether you are in the pool side or in the Dining room or in the Gardens.

Look forward to meet you in the New Dukes.

regards

Rahul Kanungo
General Manager
rahul.kanungo@keyshotels.com

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Reviewed 18 January 2006

Dukes Retreat is a nice hotel in Khandala, the rooms aren't that great but its OK for overnight stay though the views are gorgeous. You will see occassional monkeys around the trees from the balcony of your room which you have to watch out for as they can snatch your bags and can get quite violent. The buffet dinner is quite delicious with a lot of variety of dishes in the menu. Staff are not so friendly though. I think its one of the best hotels you can get in the Khandala area.

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Additional Information about The Dukes Retreat

Address: Pune Mumbai Road, Khandala, Lonavala 410301, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Pune District > Lonavala > Khandala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Khandala
Price Range: ₹ 8,025 - ₹ 15,661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dukes Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dukes Retreat at Khandala is not more than a 15 minute picturesque drive away from Lonavala. The resort is a landmark located 1850 ft. above sea level. Keys Khandala is spread across 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, valley-view and the mesmerizing Western Ghats. The property benefits from being set in the lap of the flora of the region and nestles amidst waterfalls, nature trails and winding forest paths. ... more   less 
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The Dukes Retreat Khandala, Maharashtra

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